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Facing Adversity: A Familiar Foe for the Washington Capitals

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Many fans have started to panic. What was once a 2-0 series lead, putting the Washington Capitals just two wins away from their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 20 years, has now … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Practices with Top Power Play Unit at Thursday’s Morning Skate

As the Washington Capitals prepared for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, one big storyline both reporters and fans kept their eyes on was Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom has missed the last four games with a right hand, upper-body injury … Continue reading

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Capitals Players were All Smiles at Morning Skate, Trotz Leaves Another Message to the Fans

As the Washington Capitals geared up for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, there was a different feel among the team as they prepared for DC’s first Conference Final game in 20 … Continue reading

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Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Preview: A Capital Homecoming

Photos: NHL via Getty Images “I think (Ovechkin) is taking fourteen years of frustration out on one playoff” – Jon Cooper, Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. We are now in the thick of the NHL Conference Finals. The … Continue reading

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With the Capitals up 2-0, Barry Trotz Doesn’t Feel the Need to Rush Nicklas Backstrom into the Lineup

On the morning after the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke to reporters at the team hotel before they board a plane back to DC. 

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Road Warriors: Capitals have Dominated this Postseason Away from DC

Photo: Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images There’s nothing like the atmosphere at an NHL game, especially in the playoffs. And when teams are playing on their home ice there’s a comfort factor knowing the crowd is cheering for them. Make … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Updates Media on Status of Nicklas Backstrom

The Capitals have the day off today and will reconvene for a morning skate Sunday prior to Game 2 Sunday night. However, Capitals bench boss Barry Trotz held a brief press conference this morning at the team’s hotel in Tampa.

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The Coach That Can: Why Barry Trotz Can Lead the Capitals to A Stanley Cup

Photo: NHL When the Capitals hired Head Coach Barry Trotz in April 2014, they did so with the hope an experienced NHL voice could be the missing piece that put together a Stanley Cup puzzle. Four years later, Trotz and … Continue reading

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Game 6 Preview: Up 3-2 in the Series, the Washington Capitals Have a Chance to Close the Series in Pittsburgh

The Washington Capitals look to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era. Continue reading

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John Carlson Being Evaluated After Late Hit to Head (Video)

Capitals’ defenseman John Carlson is reportedly being evaluated after taking a high hit to the head in the final minute of Game 5 from Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Jake Guentzel. 

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